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Re: Worn leather seat

Have a 2014 JGC Overland with the Frost Beige interior seats with just under 11000 miles on it. I noticed the driver's side lower bolster has the dye worn off and have contacted my dealer about the issue. Since I'm under the 12000 mile/ 12 month period, I expect they should replace it.

I purchased the "Auto Armor" treatment from the dealer at vehicle delivery that besides guaranteeing the paint, the interior was also guaranteed against stains, tears , etc.
So, hopefully I'll get the seat repaired one way or the other.

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Re: Worn leather seat

Snuke, is that wear or grime? Did you try any leather cleaner on it?
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Re: Worn leather seat

I was cleaning it when I noticed with a leather cleaner. I was using the leather cleaner and a micro-fibre cloth. Nothing came off that section.

This mark on the passenger seat came off straight away.

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Re: Worn leather seat

Your seats look normal to me SNUKE.

Here's what you need:

Ultima Interior Shampoo Gel, interior cleaner, upholstery cleaner

Vinyl & Leather Scrub Brush

Thats a great product, and when used monthly on my seats (I had leather that color in my previous Lexus) they stay new looking for a long time.

Once you've cleaned them well with the shampoo, seal them with these products:

Leather Master Car Interior Leather Protection Cream, leather conditioner, leather protector

Leather Master Leather Barrier, leather protectant
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Re: Worn leather seat

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I noticed this on my 6 month old car yesterday. I know leather wears, and lighter colours will be effected earlier, but I wasn't expecting it so early. Even I (6'5") have been using the side steps to force me up and over the seat so so we don't slide in across it.

Any opinions on normal vs warranty?
Remember, I'm in Aus, so this is drivers side for us.










I noticed you have that color spot on your plastic where whatever is under it discolor your plastic. I think it's from the controls for the lumbar adjustment switch. I hate how it looks.


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Re: Worn leather seat

To me it still looks like some kind of grime. It's really not even located on the area of the seat bolster where you'd expect to see the kind of wear you'd get from sliding in and out of the seat.

Weird...
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Re: Worn leather seat

Ugh. I have a 2011 JGC w 21,000 miles on it and black leather interior. I noticed a considerable amount of deep wrinkles in the driver side boulster when I bought it w 15k miles 6 months ago. Within the last 6 months and 5k miles I noticed a handful of creases and wrinkles over the front and center of the seat. I'm incredibly OCD and take care of the seats w Lexol leather treatment kit, but still keep seeing signs of wear sooner than I believe should be showing.... I still have a month left on the warranty, still disappointing.


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Re: Worn leather seat

2014 Limited with standard black leather seats. Done only 8000 k's on it (5000 miles). Has had interior protection professionally done with optiguard (primarily because I have kids, and the aussie sun is intense).

Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl Coating

I specifically didn't opt for the relatively cheap dealer upgrade to Nappa leather because they said it is softer and less tough, requiring more maintenance. I don't have side steps (in the process of installing them), so I have noticed my butt drags along the thigh bolster when I get into the driver's seat, which has caused creasing of that area - same with the passenger side. Other areas still look fine.

I take reasonably good care of the interior, including always using clean towels over the seats when we go to the beach. Salt water, let alone abrasive sand between your backside and the leather surface kills it and is a pain to remove from the creases.

You may want to invest in some seat airbag-compatible fitted vinyl seat covers. You can find them for around $200 online (or $60 el cheapo ebay ones), and are probably a decent investment against spills, abrasions, etc.
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2014 Limited with standard black leather seats. Done only 8000 k's on it (5000 miles). Has had interior protection professionally done with optiguard (primarily because I have kids, and the aussie sun is intense).

Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl Coating

I specifically didn't opt for the relatively cheap dealer upgrade to Nappa leather because they said it is softer and less tough, requiring more maintenance. I don't have side steps (in the process of installing them), so I have noticed my butt drags along the thigh bolster when I get into the driver's seat, which has caused creasing of that area - same with the passenger side. Other areas still look fine.

I take reasonably good care of the interior, including always using clean towels over the seats when we go to the beach. Salt water, let alone abrasive sand between your backside and the leather surface kills it and is a pain to remove from the creases.

You may want to invest in some seat airbag-compatible fitted vinyl seat covers. You can find them for around $200 online (or $60 el cheapo ebay ones), and are probably a decent investment against spills, abrasions, etc.
Aftermarket seat covers would be a great idea, except for 2 things. One, the owner's manual cautions, "Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat." An extra cover might cause a problem. Second, a cover would block the perforations for those who have cooled seats.
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Re: Worn leather seat

I'm using neoprene seat covers on an "as required" basis in my Overland. I still find the seat heating and cooling reasonably effective.

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It looks like those seats just need a good cleaning! I see normal wear & tear.
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I'm noticing the same thing on my 2014 Overland with 15k miles / 18 months of driving. Aside from the creases which I would just attribute to wear and tear (quicker than I would have guessed), there's a lot of wrinkling going on in areas that I don't think I'm applying pressure to (deep in the seat and around the headrest hole).

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# Passenger side with much less use
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